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Name: Discovery Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Location: Sea Bird Point, two miles northeast of Gonzales Point, junction of Haro and Juan de Fuca Straits.

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Photo: Alec Provan
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region

Mary Ann Croft at this lighthouse was the first woman lighthouse keeper in Canada.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 93

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1886: White, square pyramidal tower attached to dwelling.

Date Established: 1886

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse is within Discovery Island Provincial Marine Park

Keepers: Rird Brinn (1891-1901), Mary Ann Croft (1902-1932), T.E. Carr (c. 1998)

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